May 19, 2024  
Fitchburg State University 2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
Fitchburg State University 2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog

Computer Science, B.S.


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Chairperson
   

Nadimpalli Mahadev

   
Professor
Associate Professors
Assistant Professor
Brady Chen Natasha Kourtonina  
Nadimpalli Mahadev Frits Lander  
Ricky Sethi    

Objectives for the Program in Computer Science

The Computer Science Program offers the opportunity for students to develop a unique blend of knowledge and skills in the areas of computer software and computer hardware. The program provides sufficient theoretical background for continued learning. It also provides practical skills to prepare the students for professional careers in the rapidly changing field of computer science. Students develop good communication skills and the ability for teamwork and leadership roles in their professional careers.

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Analyze a complex computing problem and to apply principles of computing and other relevant disciplines to identify solutions
  • Design, implement, and evaluate a computing-based solutions to meet a given set of computing requirements in the context of the program’s discipline
  • Communicate effectively in a variety of professional contexts
  • Recognize professional responsibilities and make informed judgments in computing practice based on legal and ethical principles
  • Function effectively as a member or leader of a team engaged in activities appropriate to the program’s discipline
  • Apply computer science theory and software development fundamentals to produce computing-based solutions

Requirements for the Major in Computer Science


The Degree of Bachelor of Science in Computer Science must include:

Additional Requirements


  • A minimum of 6 credits in Natural Sciences (currently defined as BIOL, PHYS, CHEM and GEOG) with SI attributes that include lab component.
  • Five CS Electives at or above 3000 level * 

      * At most 6 internship credits can count towards the required CS electives.

Required General Education Courses


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